[VirginMobile.ca] HTC Wildfire 0$, $150 Tab, $100 Gift Card On Virgin Mobile At BB/FS, 1st Month Free
Virgin Mobile is very similar to Koodo in their approach. No contract, leave at any time, but they put a $150 Super Tab on your bill that is paid down by 10% of your monthly bill. Pay that and leave, no extra charges. So sign up get a phone for $0, $150 Super Tab on your bill, and get an instant $125 in gift cards. Net cost $25.
The plans are pretty competitive and a couple of the $20 plans look good for casual users who don't need serious minutes.
They also have features similar to Koodo, Canada Wide Long Distance, No roaming. Free family calling etc.
http://www.virginmobile.ca/en/phones/ph ... 7BBroad%7D
Edit: Also first month charges free, up to $50. Ending Jan 18th.
http://www.virginmobile.ca/en/plans/pla ... e_talktext
Net Cost of the phone near $0 or better with the free first month.
No $35 Activation Fee.
They also have a Referral Kickback program that gives $10 credit to VM customers for referring a new activation.
I have some more info on The Mobile Shop issue. It seems that it has to do with them price matching FS/BB, so it may be a bit YMMV, but still doable.
I called the same store that had told me $150 Tab $125 GC and talked to someone completely different. Asked the price, and was told $125 gift card and $200 Tab. When I brought up the FS $150 Tab, her response was that we will match that $150 Tab and still give you the $125 GC. Without me asking if the GC would be $100 or $125, that came unprompted. So it seems that to get the deal at TMS you may need to approach it as a price match. Bring the FS/BB flyer or call asking about a FS/BB PM. This may also make it time limited, since the BB/FS offer may be done tomorrow night, when the new pricing starts.
It looks like the TMS offer was one big mistake. Today I got seemingly credible word that TMS can not, at the moment, PM the Tab amount at BB/FS, So far.
Sorry for any inconvenience.
Future Shop and Best Buy have extended the HTC Wildfire offer this week, and the offer is in the current FS flyer.
So at either the deal is HTC Wildfire S $0, $150 Tab, $100 Gift Card and first month Virgin Mobile charges free.
Net Cost for the phone $50, minus first month charges.